The American mixed martial artist Dan Ige, competing in UFC’s Featherweight division looks to himself as a man of opportunity. Fighting six times in total, Dan Ige extended his winning streak to six and earned a headlining spot against Calvin Kattar on Fight Island.
Unfortunately, Dan Ige’s winning streak came to an end. The fighter broke the silence and shared the experience he gained and also spoke about how the experience was precious for him.
“I took so much away in that was my first five-rounder,” Dan Ige told UFC. “That’s 25 minutes of experience that no money can buy. It’s not like I got blown out of the water. There’s little things I took away that will definitely help me improve my game; just not giving up little positions and winning small battles, and I’m definitely an improved fighter. Since then, I’ve had about eight months to really just sit back and focus and improve on my skills in every aspect of martial arts.”
Dan Ige grew his mental strength through this brief break
Stepping out from the Octagon always as a winner is not what matters. Experience is something that is priceless, much more valuable, and can not be bought with money. Dan Ige’s defeat has helped the fighter to improve himself. Also, the absence has helped Ige tremendously, including taking care of his wife, Savannah who is due with their first child.
“You’re really not getting better because you’re constantly in camp, in camp, in camp,” Ige said. “I feel like you get tougher in camp, and you get conditioned and hardened, but you really don’t have that time to sit back and build your skill, so it was nice to have that little break to actually do that. I’ve built my body up. I’ve built my physical and my mental strength up, so I’m ready to go on another run.” –Ige added.
Another stimulation for the fighter to reach success is the forthcoming birth of his son.
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“This whole entire camp has just been giving me that little added extra motivation coming home every day, especially after a hard day,” Ige said. ” Actually, technically, this week, she’s full-term. It could happen any day now, any week now, so I’m just happy to be here. I’m super excited, I’m motivated, and I’m happy and I’m hoping to get a win and come back and buy my baby boy a new pair of shoes.”
Although the 14-3 does not require external motivation, the fighter is now much more motivated and excited in order to provide extra for his growing family. He is now set to return to action on March 13 when he goes face-to-face against Canadian Gavin Tucker at UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad.
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